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Americans how do you feel about YOUR tax $$$ going to Egypt?

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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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I am in disbelief that the US has sent billions to this country to help them and it turns out the corrupt president there has NOT done much for his people at all.......Is this how YOU as Taxpayer want your money spent??...It is wrong and i believe WE the people have a right to say HOW ARE MONEY should be spent.

The USA is sinking and we owe trillions of $$ and THEY are sending OUR money to a corrupt president!..Were the ones that PAY for this and they will just keep raising taxes and find any way to take OUR hard earned money....What are we to do?......Please post your thoughts on this.....Am i the only one that thinks this is wrong?

www.usaid.gov... this link from a few yrs ago.




posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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Let me get this straight...I get up before the sun comes up 5 days a week, work 8 hours a day at a job I hate doing more duties than I get paid for, to provide support to a country other than the USA? Golly, what idiots that run our government decided to do that? They didn't ask me if they could do that with my money.

I could use a newer model used car to get me to that crappy job every day so I can pay those taxes...how about giving us taxpayers that money outright so WE can do something with it to HELP US?? No, I don't get a tax refund at tax time.

I give up.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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The vast majority of US aid went to the Egyptian military. If I'm not mistaken it is one of the institutions remaining in Egyptian government that still commands universal respect. It appears that they are professional and on the side of the people which is most likely a direct result of their close involvement and training with the US Military. I am proud my tax dollars have gone to support such an institution and am happy that we might have positive influence with the leaders of the only bunch of people capable of restoring civil order and ushering in a new Egypt.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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Americans will never be able to choose where our tax money is spent. We are too ignorant to make those hard choices. That is why we are so fortunate to have our benevolent government choosing what things are in our best interest.


If I have to pay taxes anyway I know where I would like it to go, and the proctologists of the world would never go out of business.
edit on 1/30/2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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Well our rax money seems to go to everyone but us anyway. I bet Southern Sudan could use some start-up money, lets give them a few hundred billion.

Is anyone really surprised by anything our Govt. does anymore? Our country is a rotten shell of what it once was, I think we are long past the turnaround point. Just hold what you got the best you can and sit back and watch the pretty flames. Hopefully we can make something good out of the wreckage once fire is out.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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I would say that we would bE GYPTed.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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what do you expect from our government



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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Actually I`d rather it go there then to the banks, the auto makers, and oh can`t forget Dominoes Pizza.

Scumbags that run this country don`t think things are so bad. Don`t you know we are all Happy and things are getting better?


Anyhow is that actually our money or just some of that free money they keep printing to blow?



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 10:11 PM
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Egypt gets 1.3 billion in U.S. foreign aid every year, second only to Israel.

Most of that money is given in the form of military contracts. Say for instance, every year we give Egypt 1.3 billion dollars of foreign aid to their military, all that means is that they have a 1.3 billion dollar credit limit to spend on our military junk, they probably never even see a physical dollar of that money.

So in reality, our government is just "legally" gun-running all around the world by allocating where/whom our military industrial complex can sell our out-dated weapons to. That taxpayer money isn't given to the country's receiving the foreign aid, it is giving to our military industrial complex for giving the weapons away to our allies for free, and marked on our overall GDP as exports.

Now we do get something in return, in Egypt we have their military closely guard the Suez Canal to keep it open, and we get a historically important friend in the Middle East.

It is just our government propping up countries of geographic significance with over-priced and out-dated military equipment so their military’s will ally with us once we get into a pickle.

I am not sure if I am for it or against it, but I know it is wrong.



edit on 30-1-2011 by tooo many pills because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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I wasn't aware that my country gave money (especially that much) to Egypt till this week. I also have never heard of Mubarak till this week, and I certainly had no idea that he was in power for 30 years till this week. I thought I was informed. lol.

Thanks Egyptians for bringing this to my attention.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 10:25 PM
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Yes yes, the gubberment must bribe the other nations we want to keep in our pocket.

You don't think a country is going to "stick by your side" unless you grease their palms with the blood of the people.

This whole thing makes me sick and disgusted. Our hard-earned monies do more for other countries and people who are so rich they don't really need anything.

When will we get our collective testicles off the shelf, and use them, to tell the gubberment that enough is enough.

At this point, the gubberment is not for us, then they are against us.

I'd love to see PEACEFUL protest clogging the streets of this great nation, bringing the economical machine to a grinding half for a time, to show the fatcat bankers and politicians who they're messing with.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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I know right? Read up on how Mubarak came into power in Egypt, and what his predecessor did, “The Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty.” And further down the rabbit hole we go..

p.s. brush your teeth



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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This whole thing makes me sick and disgusted. Our hard-earned monies do more for other countries and people who are so rich they don't really need anything.


How has american money these past 30 years helped the citizens in Egypt?



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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That is the thing, our tax monies haven't HELPED those who could use it, it has gone to things that really are mostly useless..

Military equipment, leaders pockets, etc. instead of the people. Even here in the USA, the taxes go to funding "unknown" things that we never hear about.



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 02:25 AM
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Originally posted by tooo many pills
Egypt gets 1.3 billion in U.S. foreign aid every year, second only to Israel.

Most of that money is given in the form of military contracts. Say for instance, every year we give Egypt 1.3 billion dollars of foreign aid to their military, all that means is that they have a 1.3 billion dollar credit limit to spend on our military junk, they probably never even see a physical dollar of that money.

So in reality, our government is just "legally" gun-running all around the world by allocating where/whom our military industrial complex can sell our out-dated weapons to. That taxpayer money isn't given to the country's receiving the foreign aid, it is giving to our military industrial complex for giving the weapons away to our allies for free, and marked on our overall GDP as exports.

Now we do get something in return, in Egypt we have their military closely guard the Suez Canal to keep it open, and we get a historically important friend in the Middle East.

It is just our government propping up countries of geographic significance with over-priced and out-dated military equipment so their military’s will ally with us once we get into a pickle.

I am not sure if I am for it or against it, but I know it is wrong.



edit on 30-1-2011 by tooo many pills because: (no reason given)


Ahh, so no actual money given to the president there this is good to know....Yes it sure does seem wrong.

So really our government does not help unless there is something in it for them.Thanks for the explanation!!



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by Cygnis
That is the thing, our tax monies haven't HELPED those who could use it, it has gone to things that really are mostly useless..

Military equipment, leaders pockets, etc. instead of the people. Even here in the USA, the taxes go to funding "unknown" things that we never hear about.


What can the american people do about it?



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 04:08 AM
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Really, Americans? Where does this newfound naivety come from? "The U.S doesn't help unless there is something in it for them"? No #, did you guys really expect the U.S to *not* take care of its interests?

Egypt was, and still is an asset, they were pro west, they had influence with Arab nations, if they hadn't gotten your money they'd still be a dictatorship, only an anti West one.

Do you people even know how much of your budget goes to foreign aid?

The answer is less than one percent. 2009's federal budget was 3,518 Billion dollars! You give out, what? A few billions in aid?

Not only that but the U.S ranks amongst the lowest in aid donors amongst rich nations.

Can we cut the crap now? You people give out something along the lines of 30 bucks a year each, 15 of those are probably invested back in your own weapons industry, as someone had already explained, so the money doesn't even have to leave the U.S...



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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Well you always provide us with a good laugh at least.

So let me see, this aid business is actually an investment for the giver becuase they get the money back.

I see, so if call the government and ask for a million bucks I should be able to get it if I promise to buy stuff from them, so really they can't lose.

What a crock of bs.

Is this how everyone in Isreal thinks that they are doing the rest of us a favour ?

Seriously you sound delusional to me. Please seek professional help.



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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Actually my point was that the aid the U.S gives the world is less than 1 percent of its federal budget, and that a lot of what it gives it actually uses to strengthen its own war industry.

My point was that the U.S isn't in a big financial hole because of the aid it's giving, and that it doesn't spend much at all on aid, in fact it found a way to get something out of giving that aid...

I thought that was pretty clear...

Edit- Also, don't complain about "zionist mods" later when your post gets deleted for your derogatory and unmannered behavior.



Well you always provide us with a good laugh at least.



What a crock of bs.



Seriously you sound delusional to me. Please seek professional help.


Being rude and disgraceful doesn't help you prove your point.
edit on 31-1-2011 by Eliad because: Second part added.



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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Personally, it makes me feel GREAT.

It was that money that funded the Egyptian Military, which in turn PROTECTED the citizens from the corrupt Police State.

Thanks for asking



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